Friday December 25, 2020
Somali security forces killed seven members of al-Shabab militants on
Thursday in an operation in Garbaharey, a town in Somalia's southern
region of Gedo, a government official confirmed on Friday.
Adam Abdi Hirsi, the operational commander of Garbaharey said that
the army got intelligence of the militants' presence in villages in the
"Our forces advanced to areas where the militants were hiding and we
killed seven al-Shabab fighters during a fierce confrontation with the
militants," said Hirsi.
The latest incident came amid sustained operations by Somali army
against al-Shabab fighters in central and southern regions where the
militants are still in control of the rural areas, conducting ambushes
and planting landmines. Enditem